Since Prague is one of the most popular European capitals and many people choose it to stay there all year round, the best choice to reach the center is undoubtedly to book a private taxi service from Prague Airport. Capital of the Czech Republic since January 1st, 1993, the year of its birth, has a population of just over one million inhabitants and covers 500 square kilometers. Its geographical position in the center of Europe makes it an excellent starting point for visiting the surrounding Bohemian region, of which it is also the capital, and numerous other European cities such as Nuremberg, Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest.
What to see in Prague
The Czech capital is an important tourist center, visited by about 6,000,000 people every year. Among the destinations not to be missed, we point out the following:
- the famous Charles Bridge: the symbolic monument of the city, which connects the Old Town to the Small District (in Czech Malà Strana). The bridge, transformed today into a pedestrian area, allowed the passage of four coaches side by side. Many of its statues are actually copies, in fact the originals are kept in the National Museum just to limit the damage of time.
- St. Nicholas Church: divides and dominates the two parts of the square of the Small District.
- the Prague Castle: founded in the ninth century, despite the fires and invasions, it has kept inside churches, chapels, halls and towers representative of all the historical periods crossed.
The Prague International Airport bears the name of Vaclav Havel, a great Czech writer and first president of the Republic. The airport is about 15 km from the city center, precisely in Ruzine. Although small, the airport is modern, clean, valid and functional. Built in 1936, it was modernized in the 1960s and is now equipped with all the facilities and equipment of a modern international airport: 24-hour exchange offices, duty-free shops, restaurants, post offices and luggage storage.
The connections to the city center are varied: the cheapest choice is obviously made by buses, in particular those marked by numbers 100 and 119 that lead directly to the metro stops. Instead, the bus called Airport Express arrives at the most important railway station in Prague, that of Hlavní Nádraží.
Approximate Taxi cost from Prague airport
|Prague airport - Charles Bridge||from 26€||from 38€|
|Prague airport - St. Nicolas Church||from 25,50€||from 37,50€|
|Prague airport - Prague Castle||from 25€||from 37€|
Distances between Prague Airport and some points of interest
- Prague airport - Carol Bridge: the symbol of the Czech capital is 15 km from the airport, which takes about half an hour to cover.
- Prague airport - St. Nicolas Church: the distance between these two places is about 14 km, choosing the fastest route, ie via Evropskà.
- Prague airport - Prague Castle: this fortification can be reached in about 25 minutes as it is 14 km from the capital's airport.
The city center is quite small and most of the monuments and museums can very easily be reached on foot. Nevertheless, the Prague public transport system is quite articulate and consists of metro, city buses and trams, which serve both the centre and the suburbs of the capital.
The metro has 3 lines and reaches 55 stations scattered throughout the city; it runs from 4:00 am to midnight.
City buses marked 100 to 291 are diurnal; instead, the lines from the number 501 to 513 are nocturnal and start their runs starting from 24.00.
Trams operate day and night and reach places inaccessible to buses.
The public taxis in Prague are yellow, and the regular ones carry a flashing light with the writing TAXI in black letters on the roof of the car. However some Prague taxi drivers do not enjoy a good reputation as it seems that they take advantage especially of tourists, charging a higher figure because they have chosen to make a longer itinerary. A problem common to many European capitals is the illegal taxis, without a license, who take advantage of the good faith and inexperience of those arriving in the city especially for the first time.
Taxileader.net service at Prague Airport
Among all public transport in Prague, buses, unlike the metro and trams, run mainly in the suburbs. This is due to the anti-pollution measure for which the buses can not circulate in the city centre and just connect the suburbs to the tram and underground stops to the historic center. However, in order to cross quickly the city or reach your accommodation from the airport comfortably and cheaply, there is nothing better than a private taxi to or from Prague Airport. Just fill in the form on our site and a licensed driver will wait for customers inside the airport, in the arrivals area, holding a sign with the name entered in the reservation form.
Why choose Taxileader.net
Among the various advantages involved in booking a private transfer with Taxileader.net, is to know immediately the exact total of your service, without incurring unpleasant surprises at the time of payment, taking into account the fact that you are in a foreign country where you speak a very difficult language and where not everyone speaks English. Moreover, you are sure to travel only and exclusively with the number of people included in the booking and to be accompanied right in front of the accommodation in which you chose to stay.